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Farm Happenings

Children Read and Explore at Terhune Orchards This Winter & Spring with Educational Programs

Read & Explore, our winter educational series includes fun and hands-on programs to get young minds thinking about nature and the world around them. This fun discovery program is a cure for cabin fever.

Here at Terhune Orchards, we are open all year round. There is always something happening on the farm, new things to discover each time you visit. Read & Explore program is a great way to visit the farm and learn all the fun things that are happening!


Enjoy a Summer of Music with Family & Friends

Sips & Sounds Series Returns, Weekend Music Series Continues June through Early September

Summer just got a little happier! Every Friday night and Saturday & Sunday in June, July, and August, Terhune Orchards will present its weekly Sunset Sips & Sounds and Weekend Music Series. Come join us in our historic apple orchard for Terhune wine, light fare, relaxing music, and friend-filled evenings and afternoons. Each week there will be live musical performances ranging from jazz and blues to folk and rock.


Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration – Welcoming Spring

Celebrate mothers this weekend as we welcome Spring at Terhune Orchards.

Spring is a special time of year in farming as we welcome longer days, sunshine and renewal on the farm. The Mount Family and mothers – Pam, Tannwen, Reuwai – invite you to join us this weekend to celebrate mothers and enjoy this special season on the farm.


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Terhune Stories

Returning to the Farm

by Kirsten Eckelmeyer

As a kid, visiting the farm from Connecticut was such a special time. Some of the most memorable moments I have are from Apple Day and Thanksgiving time. Thanksgiving has always been an “event” at the farm. With members of both sides of the family joining, sometimes bringing with them friends from different parts of the country or even the world, it wasn’t uncommon to have 30+ people. (more…)

In Celebration of Old Trees

by Pam Mount

Gary is known far and wide for his apple tree growing expertise. He has planted 100 different varieties of apples and many (all) in experimental ways.

It all started in 1975 when we bought Terhune Orchards’ 55 acres of mostly apple trees (some peaches and a few pears). All huge trees which had grown on Cold Soil Road for at least 50 years before we arrived. Huge trees, 20 feet or more tall, grown 35 feet apart per acre. (more…)

Gardening with Pam

by Tannwen Mount

Pam Mount is known for her green thumb and beautiful gardens at Terhune Orchards. She has instilled this in her children and grandchildren and welcomes the community to join her as she shares her knowledge this Saturday May 14 in a free Herb and Garden Workshop at 10am. (more…)

Making Memories: Birthday Parties on the Farm

by Tannwen Mount

It is spring on the farm: the season we have been waiting for after a long, cold winter. It is especially wonderful for me to see all of our youngest visitors emerging and enjoying the farm.  The turn of weather has also brought birthday party season, a time for families to make special memories on the farm. We are thankful to be able to welcome everyone to celebrate their children’s special day with us.


Back on the Farm

by Tannwen Mount

After graduating from college, I felt the need for a little adventure and struck out on my own to try the other coast. After five years of living in San Francisco, I have returned to New Jersey. When I told people about my decision to move back east, they questioned my sanity. How could I possibly leave San Francisco for New Jersey? Obviously, these people had never been to Terhune Orchards and seen the real definition of Garden State. (more…)

A Return to Paradise

by Pam Mount

In August 1967, Gary and I headed off for Micronesia and a three-year adventure in the newly formed US Peace Corps. It was the height of the Vietnam War. We were newly married and graduated and anxious to make peace. (more…)

Seeking Refuge on the Farm

by Mike Hanewald

After having endured 5 weeks of political unrest in the Ivory Coast, Reuwai and I returned to the farm in late October to seek refuge until the current crisis stabilizes. This decision to leave the country came after the U.S. and other embassies and organizations such as the U.N. ordered non-essential personnel to leave the country. (more…)

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